Format: Softcover & Online Audio
I became aware of the Dropped D tuning in 1960. It literally exploded my playing. Just by lowering the sixth string down a tone – from E to D, my guitar sounded so much fuller. The tuning seemed to open up the fingerboard whether playing in the Keys of D, G or A. An alternating bass sounded huge and dynamic.
Over the last 60 years I, as well as guitar playing friends, have explored playing in Dropped D. From folk and gospel to blues and early jazz to Celtic melodies and O’Carolan compositions to original instrumental compositions.
This collection covers a lot of musical terrain. There’s plenty of musical notes, styles, techniques in these pages. Travel slowly and try to absorb the arrangements one by one. The constant throughout is the Dropped D tuning. Includes access to online audio. ©2020, 228 pages